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Carrying out an attack on achievement

August 16, 2014 New York’s mayor, Bill de Blasio, like so many others who call themselves “progressive,” is gung-ho to solve social problems. more »»

Too much of a good thing? No

August 15, 2014 Minot is fortunate to have a deep pool of candidates to choose from when key positions open up. In most cases, that is. more »»

A poll apart

August 15, 2014 A long time ago, maybe in the first Eisenhower administration, my precinct committeewoman taught me the unchanging rules of how to respond to public opinion polls. more »»

Obama remains consistent in his indifference to slaughter

August 15, 2014 In the summer of 2007, then-Sen. Barack Obama was asked if he was worried that his proposed withdrawal from Iraq would result in ethnic cleansing or even genocide. He scoffed at the premise. more »»

Myths about the social safety net

August 15, 2014 “Some of my friends are destitute. Some of them are beggars/But, for me, there’s a subsidy if I spend my whole life pregger. more »»

Profiling not always bad idea

August 14, 2014 Perhaps it is time federal airport security screeners are told to do more “profiling” of a sort. Recently, a San Francisco woman managed to sneak aboard an airliner in San Jose, Calif. more »»

The mockery of ‘Black Jesus’

August 14, 2014 At night, the children’s channel called Cartoon Network transforms into the badly named Adult Swim channel, a parade of juvenile “satirical” sludge such as repeats of Seth MacFarlane’s “Family Guy”... more »»

Readin’, writin’ and social justice agitatin’

August 14, 2014 It’s back-to-school season across the country. But in an increasing number of districts, “back to school” doesn’t mean back to learning. more »»

Who owns the future?

August 14, 2014 At the end of the Cold War, Francis Fukuyama famously wrote that our world may be at the “end of history” where “Western liberal democracy” becomes “the final form of human government. more »»

Obama blocks own investigators

August 13, 2014 Perhaps the best friends Americans have in government are the inspectors general who act as watchdogs to root out waste and sometimes, crime by politicians and bureaucrats. more »»

The callow president

August 13, 2014 “Stop just hatin’ all the time. more »»

World War I demons live

August 13, 2014 World War I started one century ago. Wait! Don’t stop readin. more »»

Nature’s creative danger

August 13, 2014 WASHINGTON — Although the Ebola virus might remain mostly confined to West Africa, it has infected the Western imagination. more »»

Too busy playing politics

August 12, 2014 The flood of illegal immigrants across the nation’s southern border has become a crisis, President Barack Obama insists. more »»

Selling to ‘minimalists’ easy

August 12, 2014 It matters not whether you are sizing up, sizing down or sizing sideways. Merchants have products to help you on your way to the life you think you want. Before L. more »»

The UN prevents peace

August 12, 2014 The United Nations plays a supporting role in every war between Hamas and Israel. U.N. more »»

Stop the campus rape numbers game

August 12, 2014 One in five? Yeah, right. Sounds way too high. more »»

A new inquiry needed

August 11, 2014 Internal Revenue Service officials finally are being called to account in court. more »»

Patrolmen without borders

August 11, 2014 If I drive across a U.S. border, I expect to stop at a Border Patrol checkpoint. But imagine driving to the grocery store, or Mom’s house, well inside America, and being stopped by the Border Patrol. more »»

Liberals come late to the pot party

August 11, 2014 With the usual fanfare and self-regard we have come to expect from the New York Times editorial board, the prestigious paper has changed its mind about pot. more »»

 
 

 

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